OLPC – Intel joins the board.

Just a quick update. I wrote in May about how annoyed i was that intel had brought out the equivalent of a competitor to the XO laptop from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project. Well, it looks like Intel has made a turn for the better and has joined the OLPC board to collaborate with the other board members which include Red Hat, Google, and AMD among others.

In addition any software written for Intel’s previous competitor (the ‘classmate pc’) will also work on the XO laptop

This is fantastic news and just what the project needed, cooperation between the large corporates to ultimately lower the cost of the technology.

The future’s looking a little bit brighter.

Click here for the BBC article

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